OneDrive on a small Windows 10 tablet

by Volker Weber

Help me figure this out. Small Windows 10 tablet with 32 GB of storage, half of that is free. Added 64 GB external storage via microSD, NTFS format. 20 GB of files on OneDrive.

When I log into OneDrive, it wants to put my files on drive C. Not enough space. So I tell it to put its files on drive D which is the SD card. It tells me it cannot store its files there.

Go into Disk Manager, remove the D designation and instead mount the partition into c:/users/Volker/SD which is empty. Go into file manager and see that this directory shows 64 GB of free space.

Go back to OneDrive and tell it to use this directory and it tells me there are only 16 GB of free storage on drive C. So it won't let me sync all folders into this directory.

What do you suggest? The only workaround I know is to create a 64 GB virtual hard disk (VHD) inside drive D and then use a startup script to attach this virtual drive as drive E. This involves writing a batch file and scheduling it with Task Manager.

Btw, has anybody found the OneDrive sync settings in tablet mode? I need to go out of tablet mode, hunt for the small tray icon, right click and go in there. Cortana does not know about these settings.

Anybody wondering why people don't love Windows, even if it's Windows 10?

Comments

You can use Junctions under OneDrive (but not for the root OneDrive folder).

Create the folder where you want the info to be stored on your D: drive. Create a junction to point from the C: folder that hasn't been downloaded yet to the D: folder (I use SysInternals junction.exe to create junctions).

C:\users\amyge\OneDrive\Cloud_Docs goes to D:\Cloud_Docs but appears to be under the default OneDrive on the C: drive.

Just figured this other one out today when I was setting up Win10 on my Yoga Tablet 2. Right click (or touch) the taskbar & select "Show all notification icons".

Amy Blumenfield, 2015-12-08

I'm not sure if this helps you. I created a folder called "One Way" in Onedrive and configured my client not to sync from it.

Bert Oberholz, 2015-12-08

Amy, same thing. Even if I soft link into folders on drive D, OneDrive still tells me there is not enough space on C to sync all of my data.

There is a simple fix: let OneDrive store its files on D in the first place. We are working around an arbitrary decision.

Volker Weber, 2015-12-08

Tablet with drive c is like Tesla with carburetor.

Stipe Sumic, 2015-12-08

Stipe, like it or not, but there are Windows tablets.

Volker Weber, 2015-12-08

Looks like OneDrive is using the wrong Method/ API call to get the available space. I had the same problem with Steam in the past but they fixed it since.

Andreas Pfau, 2015-12-08

You have to create a VHD (virtual hard disk) on your sd card. When mounted, you can use it as a Onedrive target. More: http://windowsitpro.com/windows/bitlocker-vhds-and-cloud

Richard Kaufmann, 2015-12-08

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